Day: March 17, 2014

March 21st/22nd: March Madness Dual Duel, Local Legends with Jacob Johnson, & TEDx FurmanU!

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Friday March 21st

Dual Duel7:30PM – Dual Duel March Madness ($8)

This Friday’s early show is part of Alchemy Comedy’s 2nd Annual Dual Duel March Madness! Normally in Dual Duel, it’s two duos in a head-to-head comedy competition for points and your laughs. This month, each victory also helps decide the winner of a tournament ending with the finals on April 5th. In this week’s show it’s Craig and Jason U. on the Red Team vs. Shivani and Wendy on the Blue Team. Come out and choose who walks away a victor, and who simply walks away. You may have seen improv games before, but you probably haven’t seen it like this!

9:00PM – Local Legends with stories and music from Jacob Johnson ($10)JacobJohnson

Friday’s second show features the all-star cast of Local Legends doing improv based on the stories of a local person of note. This week you’ll hear more than just stories, but songs from returning guest Jacob Johnson.  Jacob is a talented musician who despite his dedication to his craft doesn’t take himself too seriously. He’s from the area and can be seen playing folksy tunes around town and around the country. He’s shared the stage with icons of the folk scene like Edwin McCain, Tim Reynolds, and David Wilcox, in venues all-over. You can check out his website or his facebook page to see when he’s performing near you, including at the Albino Skunk Festival and TEDx Greenville next month. One place we all know he’s performing is Local Legends this Friday, so come on out and enjoy the show!

Saturday March 22nd

There are no Alchemy Comedy shows at Coffee Underground this Saturday, but several members of the cast are performing as guests at TEDx FurmanU at the Peace Center’s Gunter Auditorium this Saturday night.

February 21st/22nd: Far Sketched! Slimprov! Local Legends Returns! March Madness 2014!

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Friday February 21st

slimprov7:30PM – Far Sketched and Slimprov ($8)

Friday’s early show features a special guest performance from Anderson University’s Far Sketched Improv Troupe. Far Sketched is the Improv Troupe at Anderson University! They started at Anderson University in 2010 and regularly do short form and long form shows on-campus. Rounding out the 7:30 show is Alchemy’s own Slimprov. Slimprov is two half-men making a full stage with one long scene in which they play all the characters.

9:00PM – Local Legends with stories from the members of Far Sketched ($10)1040023_564987413537768_1956826348_o

At 9, stories from a guest inspire scenes from the all-star cast of Local Legends. This week, see scenes based on true stories from the members of Far Sketched. Fresh off of their performance at our 7:30 show, these college kids are going to bring stories from their life to inspire scenes from the cast of Local Legends. You haven’t seen any Local Legends shows for a while because of the Carolina’s Funniest Comic Stand-up competition, but we’re back!

Saturday February 22nd

Dual Duel7:30PM – Dual Duel March Madness ($8)

This Saturday’s early show starts Alchemy Comedy’s 2nd Annual Dual Duel March Madness! Normally in Dual Duel, it’s two duos in a head-to-head comedy competition for points and your laughs. This month, each victory also helps decide the winner of a tournament ending with the finals on April 5th. In this week’s show it’s Ben and Jeff on the Red Team vs Taylor and Molly on the Blue Team. Come out and choose who walks away a victor, and who simply walks away. You may have seen improv games before, but you probably haven’t seen it like this!

9:00PM – CageMatch March Madness Slimprov vs. Them Again! ($10)CAGEMATCH

CageMatch is a clashing of two improv teams showcasing their talent for audience votes. The winner moves on to become the champion for the next CageMatch, competing against a new challenger. This week pits the delightfully light Slimprov vs. the returning shenanigans of Them Again!

Slimprov : If you combined Ben Burris and Harrison Brookie into one person they’d be over 12 feet of knees, elbows, and necks. Weighing in at a combined 300 lbs, these featherweight men throw heavy comedy-punches in a form that’s just 2 men, 2 chairs, and a stage.

Them Again! : Do call it a comeback! Them Again! is Alchemy Comedy Theater’s first ever 501 House Team. From a single scene, they create an entire world. Going back to that original scene throughout as the backbone of the show. Be sure not to miss this completely improvised, completely hilarious show!

November 22nd: Dual Duel and Local Legends with the Warehouse Theatre’s Paul Savas

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8:00PM – Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games ($5)

This Friday’s 8pm show is Alchemy Comedy’s players in Dual Duel. Two duos in a head-to-head comedy competition for points and your laughs. There will be a few familiar games like those featured on the show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, as well as some Alchemy favorites. In this week’s show it’s Andy and Nicole on the Blue Team vs Ben and Kayla on the Red Team. Come out and help decide who walks away a victor, and who simply walks away. You may have seen improv games before, but you probably haven’t seen it like this!

9:30PM – Local Legends with stories from Paul Savas of the Warehouse Theatre ($8)

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At 9:30 stories from a guest inspire scenes from the all-star cast of Local Legends. This week, see scenes based on the stories of the Warehouse Theatre’s Executive & Artistic Director, Paul Savas. Paul has been in charge of the Warehouse Theatre since June of 2007, pushing the envelope with alternative shows including last year’s record-breaking run of Rocky Horror. Next month marks the beginning of the Warehouse Theatre’s ambitious run of the Broadway comedy Avenue Q. Come out this Friday and see scenes based on the true stories of Paul Savas.

IMPROV 101 Class Starts Tuesday, January 8th

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At the start of the neclick here to register now!w year Alchemy Comedy Theater’s training center will be starting another IMPROV 101 class. The class will run Tuesdays, January 8th-February 12th. Whether you are interested in performing and joining our company, or simply working on communication and collaboration in the real world, these comedy classes are for you. Here’s the information about the training center and the class instructor:

The school manger Harrison Brookie is a trained educator who has spent several years teaching public high school. He was also a resident instructor under Zach Ward at the DSI Comedy Theater in NC, which has heavily inspired our style and curriculum. Since then Harrison has served as the Artistic Director of the Alchemy Comedy Theater.

The instructor for this class, Ben Burris, started doing improv in the fall of 2007, and has done workshops with performers from New York, Austin, San Francisco and all over the southeast. He taught improv as the vice president and later the president of Clemson Improv for a total of 2 years. Since then Ben has served as the Assistant Artistic Director of the Alchemy Comedy Theater.

Each class runs once a week, for six weeks from 6:30-9:00pm. There is no comedy or theater experience necessary and all students get free admission to all Alchemy shows while they are enrolled in a class.

This introductory class will teach you the basic framework for doing comedic scenes. The focus will be on the fundamentals of agreement, relationship, character, environment, and fearlessness. You can register for the class online. If you have any questions call (864) 256-1467 or fill out this form and we’ll contact you!